Thursday, June 26, 2014

Movie Review: Lego The Movie

Lego The Movie
Director: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Voice actors: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie,
Charlie Day, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
Village Roadshow Pictures, Animal Logic. USA, Australia, Denmark, 2014

Emmet having good time with his friend the plant.
Emmet is a regular guy who works at construction site. One day he finds a weird piece attached to his back. He is captured by Bad Cop and Lord Business' robot minions. Evil Lord Business wants to keep everything in control and is preparing to destroy the world by glueing everything in static position.
Your worst nightmare
A woman named Wyldstyle saves Emmet and they flee to Old West. Wizard Vitruvius tells that there will be the Special person who will save the world. However Emmet's lack of creativity causes doubt. They escape and meet Batman. The next stop is Cloud Cuckooland, the anarchistic kingdom of Princess Unikitty. 
Wyldstyle and Vitruvius react to Emmet's ideas
Now that was unexpected
There are almost no rules in Unikitty's land except the ban of unhappy thoughts. After escaping some more times the team seeks out to stop Lord Business. Just when everything seems to go bad Emmet has an eye opening experience.
Please do not make Unikitty unhappy. Seriously.
The movie puts creative chaos against rigid order. Lord Business excepts that everyone must follow instructions, whereas the heroes of the film want to innovate freely.
Lord Business feeling victorious
Another surprise at doorstep
 There are numerous cameos by Lego minifigures inspired by various movie characters or pop icons, but sadly no Clutch Powers. The animation is partially CGI and partially stop-motion. Everything is made of Legos, even the sea. In close-ups the irregularities of the brick surfaces look very realistic! The voices of robot minions are hilarious and cat and pig voices are done by some dude saying meow or oink. The soundtrack also has an industrial song by Batman. The movie has a great entertainment value and also makes some points about creativity and mass culture.
Pig says: Oink!
Here is a catchy ear-worm to keep the people under control happy:

Rating:Very good

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